Some interesting numbers of selected children (for Sept 2006 entry) who were offered their highest preference grammar school and also non-selected children who were offered their highest preference upper school. Broken down by school……
Overall percentages were recently confirmed in Appendix 1 of this document:
Quote from the more recent document:
“98% of grammar qualified Buckinghamshire resident children got their first preference catchment school, 97% of upper qualified children got their first preference catchment school.
These percentages success rates include late applications considered in the first round, the % rates would be even higher if these were excluded.
Overall, 86% (upper) and 96% (Grammar) highest preference applications were successful in the first round (includes out of catchment preferences)”
That seems very high and I wonder why BucksCC aren't shouting it from the rooftops.
Or have I seriously mis-read something ?!